The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 233 149 165
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 26 89 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 5.72% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22 89 87
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1700 1557 1888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.87% 22.60% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1307 1319 1595
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -45 11 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -21 8 £40,000 - 1
Cumbria +1 3 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Lancashire -13 3 - -
Merseyside +7 1 £28,625 -39.73%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (93.10%) .NET
2 54 (93.10%) ASP.NET
3 53 (91.38%) C#
3 53 (91.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 51 (87.93%) SQL Server
4 51 (87.93%) MVC
5 50 (86.21%) TDD
5 50 (86.21%) MCP
6 48 (82.76%) MCAD
6 48 (82.76%) MCTS
6 48 (82.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 46 (79.31%) WCF
8 44 (75.86%) Web Application Development
8 44 (75.86%) Razor View Engine
9 30 (51.72%) MSTest
10 28 (48.28%) Dependency Injection
10 28 (48.28%) Inversion of Control
10 28 (48.28%) Kanban
10 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (48.28%) Spring.NET
10 28 (48.28%) Rhino Mocks
10 28 (48.28%) Moq
10 28 (48.28%) Castle Windsor
10 28 (48.28%) Ninject
10 28 (48.28%) Unity DI Container
10 28 (48.28%) NUnit
10 28 (48.28%) Scrum
11 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (37.93%) BDD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) VLAN
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (87.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 30 (51.72%) MSTest
2 28 (48.28%) Rhino Mocks
2 28 (48.28%) Moq
2 28 (48.28%) NUnit
3 2 (3.45%) Selenium
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Billing
1 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (94.83%) Developer
2 50 (86.21%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.17%) Architect
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Systems Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Analyst
6 1 (1.72%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (1.72%) Programmer
6 1 (1.72%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (93.10%) ASP.NET
1 54 (93.10%) .NET
2 53 (91.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 48 (82.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 46 (79.31%) WCF
5 44 (75.86%) Razor View Engine
6 28 (48.28%) Unity DI Container
6 28 (48.28%) Castle Windsor
6 28 (48.28%) Ninject
6 28 (48.28%) Spring.NET
7 6 (10.34%) CSS
8 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.90%) WPF
9 4 (6.90%) WinForms
10 3 (5.17%) Ajax
10 3 (5.17%) SOAP
10 3 (5.17%) HTML
10 3 (5.17%) jQuery
11 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (48.28%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
2 4 (6.90%) Solaris
3 3 (5.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (87.93%) MVC
2 50 (86.21%) TDD
3 44 (75.86%) Web Application Development
4 28 (48.28%) Dependency Injection
4 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (48.28%) Kanban
4 28 (48.28%) Scrum
5 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (37.93%) BDD
7 20 (34.48%) Domain-Driven Design
7 20 (34.48%) CQRS
8 6 (10.34%) OO
8 6 (10.34%) OOD
9 4 (6.90%) OOP
9 4 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (6.90%) MVVM
10 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
10 3 (5.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (91.38%) C#
2 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) VB
4 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) AWK
4 1 (1.72%) VB6
4 1 (1.72%) Korn
4 1 (1.72%) XPath
4 1 (1.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (86.21%) MCP
3 48 (82.76%) MCAD
3 48 (82.76%) MCTS
4 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) CCA
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCEA
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Citrix
2 3 (5.17%) VMware
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago